luxury homes: Just Listed - Encanto at Whisper Rock - $1,850,000 in N. Scottsdale - 08/06/18 06:34 AM
Encanto at Whisper Rock is a charming custom home located on 1.1 acre cul-de-sac lot in the private gated community of Whisper Rock Estates. The impressive mesquite doorway welcomes you into a home where old-world craftsmanship and architecture blend to create a one-of-a-kind home with soaring ceilings, rich wood beams, stately masonry fireplaces, and luxury finishes.
 
 
A large split master suite boasts hickory wood flooring with hand scraped edges, cantera fireplace and resort-like bath amenities, including a steam shower, as well as an additional exercise/flex room. It features two complete en-suite guest areas, each with private entrances.
 
A substantial open concept … (2 comments)

luxury homes: The Secret Behind Why Homes We List Sell In Record Time - 06/18/18 07:47 AM
At The Lifestyle Collection, our styling team is one of the reasons our homes sell in record time.  The team’s mission is to tell the story of a home to potential purchasers. They spend time determining what lifestyle a potential home buyer is going to enjoy, and then add furnishings and accessories that tell that story.  
We bring our combined design and business experience to your project.  We are quick and thoughtful problem solvers, candid communicators and efficient with execution. Our job is to be your advocate and ensure we are working together, in your best interest. Here is a short … (1 comments)

luxury homes: Stunning North Scottsdale Home - Coming Soon - 8646 E. Tecolote Circle - 05/29/18 04:34 PM
This stunning home located in a cul-de-sac on Tecolote Circle in North Scottsdale offers everything a family needs.  It features six bedrooms and six bathrooms. A chef's kitchen complete with a large island, six burner Viking gas range, and Sub Zero Refrigerator make it the perfect place to create sumptuous meals.
 
The Master Suite features an oversized bedroom, with direct access to the outdoor living space.  The spa-like master bath offers his and her lavatories, sinks and walk-in closets. The additional bedrooms all have ensuite bathrooms.  One of the bedrooms is in an attached Casita, which also includes a full second kitchen … (2 comments)

luxury homes: Don't Sell Hot Summers Short - 05/06/18 01:03 PM
Everyone knows it gets hot in Scottsdale in the summer.  Many people in trying to sell their luxury home in the valley believe that summer is the time to give your listing a siesta and take it off the market.  The thinking is, who wants to be looking at houses when the mercury is above 110 degrees (even if it is a dry heat). Additionally, since our snowbird populations evaporates during the summer months, the buyer population decreases.  

Well, it turns out this just isn’t the case.  We examined the past three years of sales activity on homes in three key … (2 comments)

luxury homes: North Scottsdale Luxury Property Report - 04/25/18 07:00 AM
We have just completed the latest 16-page North Scottsdale Luxury Report.  We hope that you enjoy this issue, and can view the entire report here.  As a company that is changing the paradigm in luxury real estate, we want to provide our clients and neighbors with useful information about the real estate market.
We have built and sold numerous successful businesses in the past, and from that experience, know that the way one presents and communicates information can have a dramatic impact on how valuable that information is and can be used to make decisions. We developed this report when we realized … (1 comments)

luxury homes: Pillow Talk - Speaking a Buyer's Language - 03/19/18 09:22 AM
This post is written by my business partner and wife - Jan Ayan.  She handles the property styling side of our business.
We love what we do, and the opportunity we have to enhance and improve properties by creating and demonstrating lifestyles for potential buyers.  Each property has a story, and our job is to tell it.
 
One of our favorite activities is to visit a property and begin to develop its storyline.   We consider the community, the targeted buyer, and the property itself as we allow our ideas to unfold and envision the style that will best tell the story.
 
If you … (1 comments)

luxury homes: White Horse - North Scottsdale's New Luxury Community - 02/22/18 09:56 AM
A new luxury community opened this week in Scottsdale, and we had an opportunity to take a tour.  The development called White Horse is the creation of Camelot Homes and consists of 47 lots being constructed over two phases, located off of Pima Road and Los Gatos.  The project offers five different floor plans ranging from 4,190 to 5,932 square feet for the base home, but there are multiple options to add on bonus rooms and casitas for additional square footage.  

What makes this project quite interesting are the multiple style and finishes that Camelot offers.  All five floor plans are … (0 comments)

luxury homes: SOLD - Whisper Rock - Record Home Sale In North Scottsdale - 02/17/18 08:31 AM
CLOSED THIS WEEK - We listed this beautifully designed home in Whisper Rock at 7378 East Lower Wash Pass and sold it the first day we listed it for 97.3% of the original list price. The average for other agents in this community in the past year is only 84.3% and 212 days on the market.
This home was listed previously with another agent and languished unsold for 305 days. We listed this home at a price higher than the previous listing and used our advanced marketing methods to create interest and demand. The last time a home sold this quickly in … (4 comments)

luxury homes: What a Difference a Word Makes in a Luxury Home MLS Listing - 01/20/18 06:56 AM
When selling a home, the words your agent uses to describe your home is critical. The most important of those words will be used in the MLS listing.  The words crafted to describe a home need to tell a story that resonates with buyers. Potential buyers are going to see the exact same words on popular websites such as Zillow, Trulia, and Realtor.com. Those few words (in Arizona only the first 800 characters will appear on the main page of the listing) and a couple of pictures have to capture a person's attention in seconds, or they are on to the next listing.  
With our focus on the … (3 comments)

luxury homes: Finding The Perfect Garage For the Batmobile - 01/13/18 07:35 AM
This is a big weekend in Scottsdale.  The Barrett-Jackson car auction opens today which is followed shortly by the Russo-Steele car auction.  If you are in the Scottsdale area and have never experienced one of these shows, you must go.  It is an amazing event with every kind of car imaginable on the auction block.  A few years ago they even auctioned off the original Batmobile from the 1960’s era show, which sold for $4.2 Million (and with all the modifications it is not even legal to drive it anywhere).
 
Thousands of car aficionados flock to Scottsdale each January in search of … (4 comments)

 
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